Jesus I My Cross Have Taken

[Verse 1]

Jesus I my cross have taken

All to leave and follow Thee

Destitute, despised, forsaken

You, from now, my all shall be

So perish every fond ambition

All I’ve sought and hoped and known

Yet how rich is my condition

For God in Heaven You’re

Still my own


[Verse 2]

Let the world despise and leave me

They have left my Savior too

Human hearts and looks deceive me

But You are not like man, untrue

And while I know You smile upon me

God of wisdom, love and might

Foes may hate and friends may shun me

But show Your face and all is bright



For nothing on earth matters

But to bring You glory

So all my life I offer

To You my Lord and King


[Verse 3]

Hasten on from grace to glory

Armed by faith and winged by prayer

Heaven’s eternal days before me

God’s own hand shall guide me there

And soon shall close my earthly mission

Swift shall pass my pilgrim days

Hope shall change to glad fruition

Faith to sight and prayer to praise


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Public Domain / Original lyrics by Henry F. Lyte / Music & new lyrics by Bethany Bailey / CCLI # 2242918